PeerJ Sections


PeerJ, the journal, is now divided into separate Sections by field.

Section Editors have oversight of their section to ensure the journal maintains a fair peer review process and the highest standards of scientific practice in their fields.

Within each Section, the Academic Editors regularly identify and highlight the most important new PeerJ publications in their field. Learn more & Meet the Section Editors.


Captive gibbons (Hylobatidae) use different referential cues in an object-choice task: insights into lesser ape cognition and manual laterality

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jennifer Vonk –– Lesser ape cognition is really understudied in comparison to other primates despite the unique nature of their social structure and their important place in the lineage of primates.
The Oyster River Protocol: a multi-assembler and kmer approach for de novo transcriptome assembly

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Keith Crandall –– De novo transcriptome assembly is a complex and difficult problem without a solid solution that works well across species. This helps move the needle in the right direction.
The influence of residual force enhancement on spinal and supraspinal excitability

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Tjeerd Boonstra –– The paper further enhances our understanding of muscle mechanics and muscular contraction
CD80 and CTLA-4 as diagnostic and prognostic markers in adult-onset minimal change disease: a retrospective study

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Gianpaolo Reboldi –– The manuscript adds new insights on diagnostic and prognostic markers in adult onset Minimal change disease (MCD)
Usefulness of miRNA-338-3p in the diagnosis of pemphigus and its correlation with disease severity

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Vladimir Uversky –– Changes of the miRNA-338-3p levels are proposed as an important biomarker of pemphigus